Publications

In this area we feature tracking reference material produced by members of SARTI as well as other resources that we have found to be useful to SARTI members.

NOTE: The information contained in the documents presented below may not apply in all situations given differences in geographical region, terrain, weather conditions, and numerous other factors which can affect “sign”. These documents were created by the authors listed, and may not represent the views and opinions of the Search and Rescue Tracking Institute. They are being made available as a service to the tracking community.

Document Title Author
COVSAR Standard 7000 Tracking General updated 11-30-2016
(396K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
COVSAR Standard 7100 Tracking Group updated 11-30-2016
(573K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
COVSAR Standard 7200 F.A.S.T. updated 11-30-2016
(481K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
COVSAR Standard 7300 Criteria for Field Evaluations updated 11-30-2016
(789K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
COVSAR Standard 7800 Tracking Evaluator updated 11-30-2016
(412K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
COVSAR Standard 7900 Tracking Instructor updated 11-30-2016
(383K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
Summary of Tracking Evaluation Station Elements updated 02-2015
(186K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
Tracker Recommendation Form updated 02-2015
(47K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee

Type 3 – Operational Tracker Documentation

COVSAR Standard 7400 Type 3 – Operational Tracker updated 11-30-2016
(427K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
7407.1 Certification Application: Operational Tracker updated 11-30-2016
(324K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
Position Task Book for Type 3 – Operational Tracker updated 01-2015
(177K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee

Type 2 – Tracking Technician Documentation

COVSAR Standard 7500 Type 2 – Tracking Technician updated 11-30-2016
(408K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
7507.1 Certification Application: Tracking Technician updated 11-30-2016
(324K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
Position Task Book for Type 2 – Tracking Technician updated 01-2015
(177K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee

Type 1 – Tracking Specialist Documentation

COVSAR Standard 7600 Type 1 – Tracking Specialist updated 11-30-2016
(405K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
7607.1 Certification Application: Tracking Specialist updated 11-30-2016
(270K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee
Position Task Book for Type 1 – Tracking Specialist updated 01-2015
(317K)
Committee Members
VaSARCo Tracking Standards Committee

 

Document Title Author
SARTI Tracking Training Log updated 02-2015
(59K)
Rob Speiden
Natural Awareness Tracking School
Tracking Training Log updated 02-2015
(41K)
Rob Speiden
Natural Awareness Tracking School
Tracking Training Log (editable spreadsheet format) updated 02-2015
(15K)
Rob Speiden
Natural Awareness Tracking School
After Action Report Template (editable spreadsheet format) updated 02-2015
(26K)
Kevin Brewer
SARTI
SARTI Trainee Standards updated 03-2016
(??K)
BOD Members
SARTI

Document Title Author
The Search for Human Remains in the Search and Rescue Environment
(163K)
Mark Gleason
Analysis of Fading in Soda Cans
(11K)
Shane Winston
How Many People Does It Take to Trash The Track Line?
(905K)
Mark Gleason
Observations re: Children’s Foot & Shoe Sizes
(1.1M)
Mark Gleason
Following Blood Trails updated August 2007
(3.3M)
Mark Gleason
Keeping Time of Track: Track and Sign Aging updated 2007
(450K)
Rob Speiden
Natural Awareness Tracking School, LLC.
Implications of Mental Illness for the SAR Community
(216K)
Mark Gleason
Rodents as Taphonomic Agents: Bone Gnawing by Brown Rats and Gray Squirrels updated 1-15-2014 (693K) Walter E. Klippel, Ph.D. and Jennifer A. Synstelien, M.A.
 2007 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Past Sign Interpretation Station questions updated 1-15-2014
(36Mb)
Rob Speiden
Natural Awareness Tracking School, LLC.